Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott (calf) to play vs. Cincinnati Bengals

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will play Sunday at Cincinnati despite a calf bruise.

Elliott, who had been listed as questionable after being limited in practice this week, has also been dealing with a hamstring strain, but he said it was important for him to keep playing for his teammates despite the Cowboys' 3-9 record. He has not missed a game in his career because of injury.

Elliott has struggled this year, mirroring the Cowboys' season. He has 784 yards on 199 carries and has lost a career-high five fumbles. He is on pace for 1,045 yards, which would be a career low when he has played a full season.

The Cowboys have not discussed limiting Elliott's snaps, but they will keep an eye on him and will have Tony Pollard as his backup, a source said.